Invitation to Safe4RAIL's and CONNECTA's Joint Final Conference in Paris, France


The Final Conference organized as a joint event between the CFM project CONNECTA (730539, www.s2r-connecta.eu) and its complementary action project Safe4RAIL will take place on Wednesday, 26th of September, 2018 in Paris, France (from 9:00 till approximately 17:00 CET).

According to the motto “more functionality and interoperability, lower system complexity and cost”, the conference will focus on final results for next-generation TCMS and the following topics will be presented:

  • Drive-by-Data: Robust, modular and safe mixed-criticality Ethernet networking technology for electronic control.
  • Functional Distribution Framework: Robust, modular and safe mixed-criticality middleware to provide abstraction from underlying platform hardware.
  • Distributed Simulation Framework: Simulation of in-train communication networks with co-simulated end-systems to improve early validation of functionality, timing, reliability and safety.
  • Train-to-Ground Communication: Development of train-side and ground-side equipment according to IEC 61375-2-6 and corresponding interoperability test environment.
  • Wireless Train Backbone: First tests in the field, under real operational conditions, of this cornerstone for the virtual coupling of trains.
  • Brake-by-Wire: Concept development for fully electronic control architecture for high-safety braking subsystem.
  • Functional Open Coupling: To achieve the full interoperability at functional level, allowing consists of different manufacturers or implementing different functions to couple.
  • Application Profiles: Syntactic and semantic standardisation of consist functions for easier integration and certification.

Throughout the day, the conference will be accompanied by several graphical and physical demonstrators.

Enclosed you can find a preliminary agenda.

Participation for the event is free of charge, but registration is obligatory. You can register yourself for the conference by use of the website's registration form or by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Date & Time

Wednesday, 26th of September, 2018
900 - 1700 (CET)


Le Salon Des Miroirs
13 Passage Jouffroy
75009 Paris, France


For registration please use the registration form or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registration deadline is Wednesday, 5th of September, 2018.

Invitation Letter

Invitation Letter [PDF, 1.08 MB]


Topic   Presenter
09:00 Registration    
09:30 Opening of Conference   Javier Goikoetxea (CAF, Coordinator of CONNECTA)
Arjan Geven (TTTech, Coordinator of Safe4RAIL)
Welcome and Background   Sébastian Denis (Shift2Rail JU)
General Presentation of CONNECTA and Safe4RAIL   Javier Goikoetxea (CAF)
Arjan Geven (TTTech)
Drive-by-Data & Integrated Modular Platform   Gernot Hans (Bombardier)
Mirko Jakovljevic (TTTech)
Coffee Break    
Functional Distribution Framework   Iñigo Odriozola (Ikerlan)
Xabier Artaetxebarria (CAF)
Application Profiles   Armin Heindel (Siemens)
Functional Open Coupling   Vincent Mayeux (Alstom)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch    
Distributed Simulation Framework / Virtual Homologation   Tobias Pieper (University of Siegen)
Mikel Colera (CAF)
Electronic Brake-by-Wire   Angelo Grasso (Faiveley)
Ugo Prosdocimi (Eletech)
Coffee Break    
Wireless Train-2-Ground (T2G)   Armin Heindel (Siemens)
Richard Pecl (UniControls)
Wireless Train Backbone (WLTB)   Igor Lopez (CAF)
Revisiting InnoTrans Demonstrator   Javier Goikoetxea (CAF)
16:30 Wrap-up and Closing of Conference    
17:00 End of Conference